Red Sox farm system update: July 11th

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Mar 12, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher

Keith Couch

(74) throws a pitch during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox

Final Score: Pawtucket Red Sox 7, Lehigh Valley 2

Notable Pitchers:

Keith Couch (6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 3 K)

* Couch took the start that was suppose to be for Brian Johnson, who was finally promoted to Boston. Couch has now followed-up on at excellent 2014 in Portland (8-2, 2.96) with his promotion to Pawtucket. Couch started slowly at Pawtucket until June, which produced three excellent starts, but soon regressed and his first outing in July was a five inning effort in which he allowed eight runs. Couch, a 25-year-old right-hander, features a fastball in the low 90s, an average curve ball and a change-up that needs improvement. For 2015 Couch’s ERA is approaching 6.00.

Notable Position Players:

Daniel Nava (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI)

Rusney Castillo (2-5)

Jackie Bradley (1-4, R)

Allen Craig (4-5, R, RBI)

* Craig has been in a slump with the PawSox that saw his average drop to under .270 until he broke out tonight with four singles.